I'm not sure how accurate this information is, as it comes from the Bleach article over on Wikipedia...but this is troubling's the apparent episode title list for the next few episodes:

285 "The Hundred-Year Grudge! Hiyori's Revenge" "Hyakunen no enkon! Hiyori no fukushū" (百年の怨恨!ひよ里の復讐) August 24, 2010

286 "Ichigo's Return! Protect Karakura Town" "Ichigo no kikan! Karakura-cho o mamore" (一護の帰還!空座町を護れ) August 31, 2010

287 "Gaiden! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp" "Gaiden! Ichigo to mahou no ranpu" (外伝!一護と魔法のランプ) September 7, 2010

^That one, Ichigo and the Magic Lamp. I've heard other translations like "Side-Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp" seems a little to random to just PLACE it in there as a filler episode or two. This is kind of scaring me into thinking...a new filler arc is about to begin, when we're only 20 EPISODES INTO THE RETURN TO FAKE KARAKURA TOWN!

After 286, if the next episode starts a filler arc...that's WAY too soon. I'm getting tired of these constant filler arcs...they need to start slowing their pace down in the anime or add more "filler segments" to draw out the battles so it's more like...chapter=episode than 2-3 chapters=episode. Yes, they're getting closer to the Deicide portion right now but oh my god, can't they just go filler AFTER Aizen reveals he has the Hogyoku implanted in his chest? Please? Post your thoughts...and frustrations, if this is really a start to a new filler arc.

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